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Le Yaca French Restaurant

1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867
+1 757-220-3616
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“onion soup” (92 reviews)
“souffle” (24 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our second attempt to eat here. Our GPS took us to the old location. So this was great to find it. This was a late Christmas celebration for a friend that has been there for me so many times. So it meant a...More

Thank threekittyinn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My-oh-my, what a delightful, scrumptious meal! Recommended by a friend in Baltimore, we got to try this and it was worth it! The bread was to die for. In fact, you can buy a loaf to go, either cooked (fresh and hot) or uncooked. I...More

Thank Hugh J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are residents of Williamsburg and Le Yaca remains our favorite happy hour place. If you sit in the bar area, NOT in the restaurant, the have an exceptional menu of small plates at excellent prices. They also have a great wine list at reasonable...More

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner at Le Yaca was outstanding fixed fare with a few selections...Filet was excellent as was the full dining experience. Our waitress served us well.

Thank Sid F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely three-course brunch here Christmas Eve day. It was prix-fixe: just choose your selections from the menu. Everything was delicious, and the decor was elegant and cozy. Our waiter was efficient, but not smothering. Altogether, it was a very nice experience, though...More

Thank MamaMitzi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dover sole is my test of a French restaurant and they get an A+. I wish I could eat every meal for the rest of my lefe there. In fact in our first two days, we did eat twice there! Luch was so amazing that...More

Thank pellverm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a look-see on NewYears Eve day at lunch time. The restaurant had a prix fixe menu and immediate seating. It was a surprise and a really good one. Onion soup, filet, warm chocolate cake and a reasonable wine list. Altogether a...More

Thank mbfrequentdiner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Yaca was a wonderful venue for Christmas eve . There was a pre fixe menu which the Chef happily altered for me . The fireplace was roaring on a cold winter evening . The service was perfectly timed . The prime tenderloin was indeed...More

Thank sallybird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to snag a table via OpenTable 24 hours before we dined. It was SO worth it. The food was absolutely outstanding. We chose to do the 3 course menu and each added on our own appetizer as well....More

Thank Jaclyn D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious dinner here. The ambiance is wonderful and the food flavorful. The entire meal from the bread to the soup and salad to the veal, filet and haddock was terrific. The desserts were yummy. The only thing keeping me from giving five...More

Thank Brooke L
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15 May 2017|
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Response from kevinnQ6727TT | Reviewed this property |
Their website doesn't show a wine list. I suggest that you call them (757 220-3616 for Williamsburg location).
Donna S
14 September 2016|
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Response from Virginia P | Reviewed this property |
I think it is large enough, and definitely worth looking into.
Dorothy R
18 May 2016|
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Response from 42dave2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. I have a relative who is gluten free and looking at the menu we decided it is a place they can eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867 (Formerly Le Yaca)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-220-3616
  • E-mail
Le Yaca began in a tiny, country village(Courchevel)in the French Alps in 1964.Daniele Bourderau & Gerard decided that it would be fun to open a small restaurant. When friends learned of their plans they told the hopeful restaurateurs that they were crazy to think that people would drive 8 kilometers on a winding, icy road for dinner.Daniele and Gerard hesitated for 3 months and then decided: “yaca le faire,” a contraction of the French phrase “ il n’y a qu’a le faire” which basically means “let’s do it.” They called the restaurant Le Yaca as a gag. But the name caught on with customers, who were amused by the pun and contributed to the restaurant’s lore by inventing “yaca-isms ” of their own: yaca y aller (let’s go). Daniele came to the United States & opened Le Yaca in Williamsburg.Daniel Abid bought le Yaca in 2001. Daniel worked and trained in such prestigious places as “Le Pre Catelan” and “Lenotre” in Paris; “L’Amandier” and “Roger Verge" and to top it all off “Alain Ducasse.”
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